overview projects and graphic design work
[kinda under construction]

Dayna Casey (AU/NL, 1988) I am a visual artist somewhere between research, writing, publishing, and graphic design. Lately I have been drawn to unpacking objects or symbols and using them as story-­telling devices to (help) (myself) think through complex entangled political matter(s), attempting some form of communality and/or intimacy whilst doing so.

Currently I am taking it easy and expanding my work Fertile Imaginaries, a vessel for 92% Water around the watermelon (more info soon), which will most likely feed into a piece I am writing for an upcoming Well Projects publication, and a textile piece I am making for curator Staci Bu Shea and chef Mari Pitkanen. I work part-time as the visual communicator, program touchstone, and zine-editor for the KABK Studium Generale series An exploration of wxtch craft as a queer feminist liberatory practice, together with Erika Sprey and many others.

I just finished writing an MA thesis at the Dutch Art Institute around anxieties of sense-making, contextualised in the ecological crisis. Cultural critic Rachel O’Reilly guided me while looking into the patriarchal infrastructures and modernist languages that produce and exploit doubt. It helped me think through what is at stake when thinking about pluralist quantum feminist scientific or interpretative “magical” art practices, but more importantly why this decolonial knowledge and perception is necessary. It’s a lot of academic density but I can send it — if you want.

Here is a small grasp of recent projects and writings, or, see this archive for an in-depth overview. Also look there for commissions in graphic, editorial and publication design, for which you can hire me :-)

+31 (0)6 4164 7070
Based in The Hague, NL

  • Education:
  • 2018 – 2020:
  • Dutch Art Institute, Art Praxis
    Roaming Academy, EU
    Master of Art 2020

  • 2019 – 2020
  • Critical theory Seminar with Rachel O’Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Anthropology and Global Fantasy
  • Project group with Sepake Angiama, Nina bell F., Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons: All about my mother (on care, reproductive labour, the familial and the institutional)
  • School of Expressions: experimental project on knowledge other than the systematised – PLATO, Ostrava, Czech Republic

  • 2018 – 2019
  • Critical theory Seminar with Rachel O’Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Queer Theory and the Critique of Energy
  • Project group with James Bridle, Navine G.Khan-Dossos, Van Abbemuseum: Agency – Everyday practice and global power
  • Writing workshop Beyond Fictocriticism curated by David Maroto

  • 2008 – 2013
  • Royal Academy of Art – The Hague, NL Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • 2011
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme, Visual Communication, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin
  • 2001 – 2007: VWO


  • 2021
  • Upcoming Well Projects writing piece for Publication
  • Upcoming textile piece for Kasvio
  • Just released: KABK Wxtch craft zine publication
  • Collective Spell Zazie Stevens, Daisyworld Magazine #2

  • 2020
  • Gossip and Joyful Militancy reading together with Marthe Prins, Diptych, Amsterdam
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water reading as part of Daisyworld Magazine launch at San Serriffe, Amsterdam
  • It Doesn’t Have to Taste Good to be Affective collective presentation with coop All About my Mother, Casco Art Institute, Radio Kootwijk
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water published in Zazie Stevens' Daisyworld Magazine
  • A queer rewriting of the Last Will and Testament with Anakin Xersonsky and Saskia Burggraaf, at Radio Kootwijk
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water Aeroponic Acts, Kootwijk, Dutch Art Institute (Installation, performance)

  • 2019
  • How do Bodies Read Together? performative installation and reading at Grote Kerk, Groede
  • Reading evaporated tears collective presentation with coop “Agency,” Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius-Saline, Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Transitioning to (il)logics performative reading at Silent Green, Berlin
  • Terms of Now performative reading at Patronaat, Epen

  • 2017
  • Next, Rising, Mood flags on show at Zabriskie Point, Geneva
  • Next, Rising, Mood in Held Together with Water at Le Commun − Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain (BAC), Geneva
  • INTL, prints on show, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

  • 2016
  • Things to Remember (Page Not Found) with Radna Rumping, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam

  • I have worked as a graphic designer with and for: Royal Academy of Art (KABK), Stroom Den Haag, Spring Performing Arts Festival Utrecht, Dutch Art Institute, Studium Generale KABK, INSIDE master KABK, Zabriskie Point, One Gee in Fog, Erika Sprey, Aliki van der Kruijs, Anne Geene, Floris Schrama, Renny Ramakers, Hanne Hagenaars, Philip Vermeulen, Radna Rumping, Castrum Peregrini, Marthe Prins, Jan Rosseel, Woody’92 & Spekki Webu, Muriel Schouten, Indre Urbonaite, Nick van Tiem, Jonathan Hielkema, Auke Witkamp, Annija Muižule, Chloë van Diepen, Anne Kranenborg, Luka Karssenberg, MILLK, Eva Line De Boer, Caitlin Berner

    I have had two lovely part-time interns Brechje Krah and Caitlin Berner, but I unfortunately do not have the mental space nor funds to be able to do this properly!
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